If you know us at Competitive, you know we find it difficult to overstate the qualities of Castelli's Gabba 2 Jersey. We've been in awe of this cold-weather jersey since we first tested it on a rainy race day, and unlike most new and exciting things that eventually fade into normalcy, the Gabba manages to impress us as much now as it always has.
If your cool and wet weather rides have left you soggy and cold, the Gabba 2 is your in-between answer. Lighter than a jacket but resistant to the elements in a way mere jerseys can only dream of, the Gabba 2 will let you train seriously through a wet spring, and reap the payoffs when the skies clear at last.
Generally, spring days bring grey skies, a persistent breeze, and maybe even an unexpected drizzle. Though the Gabba 2 won't make it any easier to leave your warm house on days like that, its Gore Windstopper X-Lite Plus construction will make sure you don't spend your rides soaked and miserable. The fabric is water-repellent as well as completely windproof, so it can take its fair share of foul weather. On colder days, pair it with Nano Flex arm warmers and a baselayer to take it to the low end of its temperature range comfortably, but don't worry about overheating on hard efforts. Considering the other end of the spectrum, Castelli wisely adds Nano Flex fabric at the arms for extra stretch and breathability, giving you license to attack climbs without the consequence of overheating.